This Week In Natomas Prep Sports

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In the second-to-last week of the regular season for most fall athletic programs, both Inderkum and Natomas schools are gearing up for final rivalry games and bragging rights within the school district.

Athlete-of-the-Week: Inderkum senior defensive lineman Dedric Allen led the Tigers to a 26-7 with 14 tackles, two sacks and fumble recovery. The win against Woodland helped Inderkum get over the first Tri-County loss in six years the previous week.


Football: The No. 16 Tigers (5-2 overall, 1-1 TCC) will look to start another TCC win streak tonight against River Valley (5-2, 2-0) at home starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Tigers were led by NATOMAS BUZZ athlete-of-the-week Dedric Allen and junior quarterback C.J. Spencer (three total touchdowns) in route to a 26-7 win over Woodland. Head coach Terry Stark was ejected from the game with less than a minute remaining, but the school appealed the mandatory one-game suspension that comes after an ejection of any player or coach, and won. Stark will be on the sidelines coaching tonight.

A win over River Valley on Senior Night will put the Tigers in no-less than a tie for second place in the conference with two games (at Pioneer, at Natomas) remaining in the regular season. Yuba City (5-0 TCC) are the remaining undefeated team in the TCC and play Woodland at home tonight.

Girl’s Tennis: Inderkum beat Pioneer 6-3 on Tuesday. Led by No.1 single’s Eirene Granville (6-1, 6-1) on Tuesday. The Tigers finished the regular season with a loss to Natomas (7-2).

Boy’s Soccer: The Tigers hit a rough patch of TCC action this week with two rough losses. On Monday, Inderkum lost to River Valley 7-1 and went scoreless on Wednesday at Pioneer 6-0. The season finale and senior night is Monday against Natomas.

Girl’s Volleyball: Inderkum played in a weekend tournament in the Bay Area, losing to Bret Harte 2-0 at the Mare Island Tournament. On Tuesday, the Tigers also fell in a TCC match at Woodland 3-0.

The Tigers came back home for a match Thursday night against River Valley on Senior Night and will play in the Edison Tournament this Saturday in Stockton. Next week the Tigers finish out the season on the road at Pioneer on Tuesday and at Natomas on Thursday.

Girl’s Golf: The Tigers finished second in the TCC tournament on Monday with a team score of 516. Amelia Hicks led the Tigers with a score of 88.


Football: After a home loss to River Valley (52-13) last week, the Nighthawks head on the road tonight looking for the team’s first overall and TCC win of the season at Pioneer (3-4, 0-2).

Head coach Jeff Remington is proud of his young, small (only 21 players suited up last week) team that has fought hard each game this season. Knowing his team will need a full offseason together to grasp his system and gel as a unit, Remington is excited about the nucleus, led by junior quarterback Daniel Guttierrez.

Girl’s Tennis: Nighthawks hopes for a strong run at the postseason hit a snag with a loss to No. 2 ranked Yuba City on Tuesday. The loss (7-2) was rough as the No. 1 through No. 6 singles all lost in straight sets. No. 1 doubles Nehaa Khadka and Alexandria Tinoco lost 2-6, 6-3, 8-10. No. 2 doubles Guadalupe Romo and Maria Cuevas won in a forfeit in the second set (7-5, 2-1). No. 3 doubles Brianna Curiel and Isis Cuevas won 6-0, 7-6.

The Nighthawks beat Inderkum 7-2 on Thursday in the regular season finale. Carmen Fernandez won the No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-3 to help lead Natomas.

Boy’s Soccer: The Nighthawks over came a 2-0 loss on Monday to Pioneer and beat Yuba City 2-1 on Wednesday. The Nighthawks (5-12-1, 2-6-1) finish the season Monday at Inderkum.

Girl’s Volleyball: In the only match of the week, the Nighthawks fell 3-0 to the top team in the TCC, River Valley on the road. Natomas will finish out the regular season with a home match on Tuesday against Yuba City and Senior Night against district rival Inderkum Thursday night.

Girl’s Golf: The Nighthawks finished fourth at the TCC tournament on Monday with a team score of 645.

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